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TABLES

Table 1.1: Distribution of urban, regional and rural local governing bodies, by State, 2003-04
Table 1.2: Local government employment, by State, 2000-04
Table 1.3: Selected characteristics of the distribution of population of local governing bodies by State, 2003-04
Table 1.4: Selected characteristics of the distribution of road length of local governing bodies by State, 2003-04
Table 1.5: Selected characteristics of the distribution of area of local governing bodies by State, 2003-04
Table 1.6: Characteristics of selected councils, 2003-04
Table 1.7: Comparison of arrangements for local government elections in Australia
Table 1.8: Comparison of arrangements for election of members in Australia
Table 1.9: Local government councillor numbers by State, September 2004
Table 1.10: Fees determined by the New South Wales Local Government Remuneration Tribunal for 2004-05
Table 1.11: Allowances for Victorian councillors, 2003-04
Table 1.12: Allowances resulting from Tasmanian Board of Inquiry recommendations with effect from 1 November 2004
Table 1.13: Share of taxation revenue by sphere of government and source of revenue, 2002-03
Table 1.14: Composition of expenditure for the Australian public sector, 2002-03
Table 1.15: Specific purpose payments from the Australian Government direct to local government authorities by State, 2003-04 ($'000)
Table 1.16: Grants from States to local government, by purpose, 2002-03 ($m)
Table 1.17: Local government revenue sources by State, 2002-03
Table 1.18: Local government revenue by source by State, $ per capita, 2002-03
Table 1.19: Local government expenditure by purpose, by State, 2002-03
Table 1.20: Local government expenditure by purpose, by State, $ per capita, 2002-03
Table 1.21: Local government financial assets and liabilities, 30 June 1995 to 30 June 2003 ($m)
Table 1.22: Local government assets and liabilities, at 30 June 2003 ($m)
Table 2.1: Calculation of financial assistance grants actual entitlements and adjustments for 2003-04
Table 2.2: Calculation of financial assistance grants estimated entitlements and actual grant paid for 2004-05
Table 2.3: General purpose and local road grants, allocation amongst States, 2003-04
Table 2.4:Estimated grant entitlements and percentage change from previous year by State, 2004-05
Table 2.5: Per capita relativities for general purpose grants, local road grants, total grants and GST revenue, by State, 2003-04
Table 2.6: National financial assistance grant allocation, 1974-75 to 2004-05
Table 2.7: Grant entitlements for all States by type of grant, 2000-01 to 2004-05 ($m)
Table 2.8: Distribution of local governing bodies by type, by State, at June 2004
Table 2.9: Average general purpose grant per capita to councils, by State and ACLG category, 2003-04 ($)
Table 2.10: Average local road grant per kilometre to councils by State and ACLG category, 2003-04 ($)
Table 2.11: Numbers of councils on minimum grant and proportion of State population covered by minimum grant councils, by State, 1996-97 to 2004-05
Table 2.12: Status of major methodology reviews undertaken since July 1995, by State, as at 30 June 2004
Table 2.13: Influence of capping on grant distribution, by State, 2003-04 (general purpose grants)
Table 2.14: Information on 2002-03 grants provided by Grants Commissions in annual reports and/or on the Internet
Table 3.1: National Competition Policy Payments, 1997-98 to 2005-06 ($m)
Table 3.2: Local government 1910-2004, by State
Table 3.3: Changes to council structure in 2004
Table 4.1: Local road statistics, based on council data, at June 2004
Table 4.2: Total spending on council local roads, 1998-99 to 2002-03
Table 4.3: Australian Government funding for local roads, 2000-01 to 2004-05
Table 4.4: Renewed Roads to Recovery program, planned expenditure, 2004-05 to 2008-09
Table 4.5: Australian Government additional grants for South Australian local roads expenditure, 2004-05 to 2006-07
Table 4.6: New South Wales - State government funding for council-managed local roads, 2002-03 to 2004-05
Table 4.7: Victoria - State government funding for council-managed local roads, 2002-03 to 2004-05
Table 4.8: Queensland - State government funding for council-managed local roads, 2002-03 to 2004-05
Table 4.9: Western Australia - State government funding for council-managed local roads, 2000-01 to 2004-05
Table 4.10: Western Australia - local government road assets and expenditure, 1998-99, 2001-02 and 2002-03
Table 4.11: South Australia - State government funding for council-managed local roads, 2002-03 to 2004-05
Table 4.12: Tasmania - State government funding for council-managed local roads, 2002-03 to 2004-05
Table 5.1: Distribution of Indigenous councils, by eligibility type and by State, June 2004
Table 5.2: Funds for access roads to Indigenous communities, Western Australia
Table 7.1: Structure of government in Germany
Table B.1: Cost drivers and average expenditure per unit - Victoria
Table B.2: Changes in estimated general purpose grant entitlements from 2002-03 to 2003-04 - Victoria
Table B.3: Grants allocated for natural disaster assistance, 2003-04 - Victoria
Table B.4: Average annual preservation costs used in allocating local road grants for 2003-04 - Victoria
Table B.5: Changes in local roads grants, 2003-04 - Victoria
Table B.6: Outline of revenue assessment - Queensland
Table B.7: Outline of expenditure assessment - Queensland
Table B.8: Rural roads - Queensland
Table B.9: Urban roads - Queensland
Table B.10: Indicative general purpose grants for some regional cities and towns - Queensland
Table B.11: Local road grant funding, 2003-04 - Western Australia
Table B.12: Expenditure functions, standard costs and units of measure - South Australia
Table B.13: Summary of standards by function, 2002-03 - South Australia
Table B.14: Description of expenditure functions - Tasmania
Table B.15: Application of disability factors to expenditure standards - Tasmania
Table C.1: Features of grants commission models for assessing local road need, 2003-04
Table C.2: Differences in the distribution models grants commissions used for the general purpose component for 2003-04 allocations
Table C.3: The scope of equalisation of grants commission general purpose models
Table C.4: Grants treated by inclusion in general purpose grant allocations for 2003-04, by State
Table D.1: Distribution of financial assistance grants to local governing bodies by classification and population, 2003-04 and 2004-05
Table E.1: New South Wales councils ranked by financial assistance grant funding 2003-04
Table E.2: Victorian councils ranked by financial assistance grant funding 2003-04
Table E.3: Queensland councils ranked by financial assistance grant funding 2003-04
Table E.4: Western Australian councils ranked by financial assistance grant funding 2003-04
Table E.5: South Australian councils ranked by financial assistance grant funding 2003-04
Table E.6: Tasmanian councils ranked by financial assistance grant funding 2003-04
Table E.7: Northern Territory councils ranked by financial assistance grant funding 2003-04
Table F.1: Structure of the classification system
Table F.2: Number of councils by ACLG by category and by State, June 2004
Table F.3: ACLG category listing of local governing bodies by State, June 2004
Table F.4: Changes in ACLG category for 2003-04: reasons for change by State, June 2004
Table G.1: Changes to New South Wales councils under the Local Government Reform Program, at 30 June 2004
Table G.2: Benchmarks for local government services in the ACT
Table H.1: Financial assistance grant entitlements to Indigenous councils for 2003-04

FIGURES

Figure 1.1: Total local government employment, Feb. 1996 to Feb. 2004
Figure 1.2: Composition of taxation revenue, by sphere of government, 1998-99 to 2002-03
Figure 1.3: Distribution of the proportion of revenue from government grants for Tasmanian councils, 2002-03
Figure 1.4: Distribution of the proportion of revenue from government grants for New South Wales councils, 2002-03
Figure 1.5: Local government revenue by source, by State, 2002-03
Figure 1.6: Rates per capita from 1998-99 to 2002-03, by State
Figure 1.7: Local government expenditure by purpose, by State, 2002-03
Figure 2.1: General purpose grant per capita for councils in South Australia ($)
Figure 2.2: Local road grant per kilometre for councils in South Australia ($)
Figure 3.1: Performance indicator - rates outstanding, Tasmanian Councils, 1999-2000 to 2002-03
Figure 3.2: Key performance indicators of community satisfaction for Victorian councils, 1998 to 2004
Figure 4.1: Australian Government local road funding
Figure 4.2: Number of councils and sites in ARRB local road deterioration model by state
Figure 7.1: Local government revenues, excluding loans, 2003
Figure 7.2: Municipal deficits, 1994-2003
Figure 7.3: Local government expenditure, 2003
Figure A.1: National Principles for allocating general purpose and local road grants